It’s the premium devices that cause the most excitement, but the truth is that not everyone wants a super phone. Some folks can settle for a budget handset and be perfectly happy with it. One of the companies that caters to the needs of less demanding customers is Alcatel. The manufacturer’s latest product, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro just hit Pre-paid T-Mobile and is now available online and in stores at very affordable price.
OneTouch Pop Astro for T-Mobile pre-paid service
Interested in the new offering? If so, here are the details. Magenta network is giving its customers a choice between two payment options. If you want to get the OneTouch Pop Astro at full retail price, be prepared to leave $149.76 at T-Mobile store. You can also opt for monthly payments, in which case the handset will set you back $0 down plus 24 installments of $6.24 each.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro is obviously an entry-level device so don’t expect any ground-breaking technology. To begin with, the phone features a 4.5-inch TFT display with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution which works out to a pixel density of 245 ppi. Powering the handset is a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6732 SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and there is 4GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD.
The OneTouch Pop Astro is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera, unfortunately with no auto focus, as well as a VGA shooter for selfies. The phone comes with LTE radio so you will be able to make use of T-Mobile’s fast speeds as well as VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. The battery is a 2,000 mAh unit that should deliver up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 12 days of standby time.
If there is one thing we could complain about, it would be slightly outdated operating system. When the majority of phone are now launched with Lollipop on board, KitKat feels kind of disappointing. However, using older version of the operating system in budget devices is a common practice among smartphone makers to lower the price. Other than that, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro is not bad a all.
more info: T-Mobile